# Questions tagged [channelcoding]

Questions related to channel coding, forward error correction, code performance calculations, and decoding algorithms. Typical code examples are Hamming codes, cyclic codes, BCH, Reed-Solomon, turbo codes, and LDPC.

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### Is MMSE equalizer necessary?

For observation $y$, channel coefficient $h$ and gaussian noise $w \sim \mathcal{CN}(0,\sigma^2)$, $$y = hx + w \tag{1}$$ Note that for OFDM system, (1) is assumed channel input-ouput equation on ...
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### Convolutional coding that payload length does not change

This is the question about Sigfox radio specification. The stack: Specifically, in Section 3.10 of the specification, we have a convolutional coding (after CRC) with three possible polynominals. I ...
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### convolutional coding with higher order QAM

I've implemented a simple 1/2 rate convolutional code and a viterbi decoder algorithm. I followed the most-common type of convolutional coding implementation I could find by googling: 1 input bit gets ...
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### Convolutional FEC decoding - is it necessary to know where a decoding block begins and ends with convolutional codes?

I understand that the difference between convolutional and block-based FEC is that convolutional codes can be used in a continuous stream – however every implementation I saw still uses blocks. So I ...
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### Generating LDPC codes of arbitrary sizes in MATLAB

I am having problems generating LDPC codes of arbitrary sizes in MATLAB primarily because MATLAB insists on the parity check matrix that is input into its ldpcenc ...
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### Is there any formula for coding gain of Turbo code?

I want to compare throughput under different MCS( modulation and coding scheme). We know Shannon capacity $C = B \log(1+SNR)$ can be used to calculate throughput by SNR. However, there is no MCS ...
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### Is it possible to generate Hamming code with minimum distance $d$ which can correct more than 1 bit error?

In literature, all I am seeing is Hamming code with minimum Hamming distance $3$. Theoretically a Hamming code with minimum distance d can detect $d-1$ errors and can correct $(d-1)/2$ error. So ...
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### Conventional channel coding/decoding

I am trying to understand the algorithms of channel coding. Regarding the conventional channel which is, for me, the easiest one to implement, I have a question regarding the output of its decoder. ...
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### Setting Parity Check Matrix for LDPC channel coding

I am trying to implement the LDPC code for OFDM system, where I input data should be binary of length $1024$ and the output coded data of length $2048$ (means of rate 1/2). As known in Matlab ...
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### Interleaving or randomisation?

I am trying to implement a digital communication system as a learning exercise. For error correction, I am using two concatenated codes (RS and convolutional). However, I read that, in order to reduce ...
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### system bit rate vs channel coding

We are usually asked about the full system bit rate. However, we use channel encoding in practical systems, for example conventional coding with rate $(1/3)$. My question is about the full system bit ...
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### Is there two version of ulaw and alaw encoding in audio compression?

I am new to encoding in audios and i have searched for ulaw and alaw and found there is conversion from audio to this encoding CCITT alaw/ulaw and as i have known alaw/ulaw belongs to ITUT group not ...
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### Is there better than hamming code for correcting errors

As known, hamming code can be represented by (7,4) where data are 4 bits, and 3 bits for parity, and (15,11) where 11 bits are data and 4 bits for parity. It can correct up to one bit, or detect two ...
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### Viterbi Algorithm - Selecting survivor paths which both contain the same Hamming distance

To my (limited) knowledge, when determining which survivor path to choose to produce an error-corrected output of a binary Viterbi decoder, the path with the smallest Hamming distance is the most ...
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### Which channel coding technique is suitable for wireless SPIHT compressed image: Reed-Solomon or convolutional code?

I want to transmit a SPIHT-based (Set Partitioning In Hierarchical Trees) image compressed image over a wireless fading channel, which will be suitable as channel coding technique: Reed-Solomon or ...
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### why did convolution coding achieve BER less than Reed-Solomon?

I tried convolutional coding and Reed-Solomon (RS) (block coding technique) for wireless channel where the input data is bitstream. Convolutional coding achieved lower BER comparing with RS. If the ...
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### Question about symbol detection in ISI channels (use of APP decoder in Matlab)

I am studying the problem of digital symbols detection in ISI channel. In the figure below, the output symbol is represented as a weighted sum of input symbols. I am trying to use MAP decoder ...